Inside and Out of the Solar Homestead

Inspired by the pioneering spirit of Appalachia's first settlers, the Solar Homestead features cutting-edge solar technology and world-class design. Form and function meet to reduce home energy and increase building efficiency, all while keeping material costs at a minimum. Every square foot of the Homestead is designed and built to live sustainably, harnessing the energy of the sun.


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